Did you miss Early Bird Registration?

March 24th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Don’t be blue! You can still register for Boldface through May. Just go here & follow the instructions. See you May 18-22!


February 2nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Boldface Early Bird registration is now open through March 20th, 2015.

After March 20th, the price of registration will go up, so get on board now! 

For guidelines and registration, click here






December 8th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Early Bird registration opens February 1-March 20th 2015

$100 Students/$200 non-students

March 21-May 2015 prices go up to $125 students/$225 for non-students


Thank you!!!

November 10th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Thank you all who came out to Write-a-Thon! We had a blast.

Remember, all the funds raised go toward making the Boldface Conference happen.

If you still want to donate, you can do so here http://boldfaceconference.com/write-a-thon 



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November 8. 8am-5pm. University of Houston, CBB 238.

Join us THIS SATURDAY for our annual WRITE-A-THON fundraiser!

Tag your instagram and twitter posts with #UHwriteathon and check out recent posts at http://www.uh.edu/class/english/news/write-a-thon/index.php

Saturday November 8th from 8am-5pm in room 238 of the Writer Center, Classroom and Business Building (CBB), University of Houston.

‘Write-a-thon’ is like a marathon, but instead of running, you write, participate in writing-based contests, and we provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Amazing.

To participate, we require a donation or a a sponsor to pledge money, either by the hour or in a single amount. All money benefits the Boldface conference. 

Come write with us, share your work, and celebrate writing! We love fun. There will be contests, drawings, and prizes. Prizes include gift certificates, signed books by UH creative writing faculty, and a special prize for the top fundraiser. 

UH CBB Building 
Second floor, Writing Center room 238

For more info, click here



Announcing the Robertson Prize WINNERS!

September 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

A BIG round of applause goes to….



1st place: “Harbingers” by Shannon Konoske 

Runner-up: “Cat Funeral” by Sims Hardin



1st place: “Of the Domestic Wife Who’s tired of House Life” by Anthony Sutton

Runner-up: “Utopia”by Kalen Rowe 


 Thank you to all who entered!

2014 Robertson Prize Contest Announcement

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Prizes Fiction & Poetry

Winner in each category receives $100 and publication in Glass Mountain.  Other submissions may be considered for publication in Glass Mountain.

All Submissions will be judged blindly by the 2014 Boldface Faculty

Contest Rules:

– Contestants must have participated in Boldface 2014

– Submission must be a revised piece of writing that was workshopped at the boldface conference

-You must clearly mark your submission as fiction or poetry

- Submissions must be received by August 1, 2014

Ready to submit? Go to: glassmountainmag.com
or click here

Boldface 2014 Evening Events: Readings at Kaboom Books and Brasil Cafe

May 20th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Boldface 2014 has begun. Please join us for student readings on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30pm at Kaboom Books (3116 Houston Ave.) and on Wednesday, May 21 at 8pm at Brasil Cafe (2604 Dunlavy). Download the complete Boldface schedule here.




be bold. face the writer in you.

Countdown to Boldface 2014

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The 2014 Boldface Conference starts at 8:30am Monday in the University of Houston Honors College, located on the second floor of the M.D. Anderson library. Nearly 100 emerging writers are joining us from all over the country for intensive daily workshops in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, and for readings, craft talks and manuscript consultations with our 2014 Visiting Writers, Amber Dermont, Franke Varca and David MacLean. 

Public events for the conference include readings at Houston’s fabulous bookstore Kaboom Books (3116 Houston Avenue) on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30pm, and at Cafe Brasil, (2604 Dunlavy Street) on Wednesday, May 21 at 8pm. Please come join us!


be bold. face the writer in you.

Registration deadline extended to Friday, May 9 – and Frequently Asked Questions about the conference answered below!

April 26th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Thinking about joining us for the 2014 Boldface Conference? To make it easier on those of you struggling to make it through the end of the semester, we’ve extended the registration deadline to Friday, May 9 at midnight. Don’t miss the chance to study fiction, nonfiction or poetry with our fantastic faculty and to work with the 2014 Visiting Writers: Amber Dermont, David MacLean and Franke Varca. Still not sure? Read our Bolface FAQs below. Then visit our registration page to sign up. If you’d like to attend the conference but can’t afford it right now, we have a limited number of scholarships available: contact conference administrator Elizabeth Winston (boldfaceconference [at] gmail [dot] com) for more information. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Frequently Asked Questions about the Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers (or, Boldface Demystified):

Q. Registration ends tonight, but I don’t have a credit card/am waiting on a paycheck. Can I register now and pay later?

A. Yup. Just follow the steps at boldfaceconference.com/register. When you upload your completed registration form, select “Pay by check, local scholarships and staff.” Then add a note to us that you’ll be bringing a check or cash with you the first morning of the conference.

Q. I’m an emerging writer but not a student. Can I come to Boldface?

A. Yes! We define ‘emerging writer’ as anyone who doesn’t have a graduate degree in creative writing or isn’t currently enrolled in a graduate writing program (if you’ve been accepted to an MFA program but haven’t yet started your studies, you’re still eligible to attend the conference, too). Writers in all stages of their lives have attended Boldface in past years. You do need to be a minimum of 18 years of age, however.

Q. When will I know whether I’ve been accepted to the conference?

A. Every emerging writer who applies to Boldface is accepted; there’s not a selection process. Once you submit your application you’ll get a notification that we’ve received it, and will be in touch with you regularly with more details about the conference.

Q. I’d like to come to the conference but don’t have a ‘manuscript’ to submit, so I haven’t registered.

A. You don’t need a formal manuscript to apply. Just send us a sample of your fiction, nonfiction or poetry – it doesn’t need to be perfect or polished. We use these samples to help us place you with a faculty member we think you’d like.

Q. I just finished the school year, and the conference seems like more schoolwork.

A. Boldface is fun. It’s not school; you’re not graded or judged. You just get to write and learn more about writing from other emerging writers and our faculty and visiting writers. It’s more like a writing vacation than school. We promise you’ll enjoy yourself.

Q. What’s a typical day at Boldface like?

A. From Monday through Thursday you’ll have daily workshops in small groups with your faculty member, and have a choice of which readings, masterclasses, craft talks and other events to attend throughout the day. You’ll be served a full breakfast and lunch daily (included in the registration cost). On Tuesday and Wednesday you can come to optional student readings at venues around Houston, and on Thursday you’ll have the chance to visit some of the city’s museums and other cultural venues. On Friday night there’s an after-conference party in the Heights. During the day on Friday, you can attend panels on subjects like applying to grad school, getting your work published, and getting started in a career as a writer.

Q. How much does Boldface cost?

A. $125 for students, and $200 for non-students. If you can’t afford that, we have scholarships available – just send an email to conference administrator Elizabeth Winston at boldfaceconference [at] gmail [dot] com.

Q. I’m from out of town. Do you have housing available?

A. Yes. When you register you can sign up for a dorm room on the UH campus for the week. Linens are provided, and you’ll be staying with other Boldfacers and Glass Mountain staff members. The housing fee is $200 for the week.

Q. I’m still not sure I’m ready to attend a literary conference…

A. Don’t hesitate. If you want to be a writer, Boldface is the place for you.